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Charles Edward GENOVESE

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Charles Edward GENOVESE Obituary

GENOVESE, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Genovese, lifelong resident of Manchester, CT passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on October 28, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Carol (Muir). He was predeceased by his parents, Elmo and Muriel (Moorehouse) Genovese and his stepmother Lucille (Spieker) Genovese. Charles was born May 30, 1937, at the family home on Deming Street, Manchester, CT. He graduated from Manchester High School Class of 1955. He was employed for 36 years by the Town of Manchester Fire Department, as a Firefighter/Paramedic and was one of the original EMT-IV's when they started the program and also worked for over 20 years for S & H Greens Stamps Redemption store. He was past president of Buckland Elementary School PTA, The Connecticut Firemen's Historical Society and IAFF Local 1579 and was also a charter member. He was very involved with Local 1579's MDA Fill the Boot Campaign and their running of The Soap Box Derby. He was instrumental from the beginning in the preservation/reconstruction of the original Keeney Street School now located at the Cheney Homestead. He also was a member of Hartford Evergreen #88 Masonic Lodge, being a Master Mason. He is also survived by his daughters, Robin (Rhodes) Makuch and her husband, David of Windham, Lori Piacentini and her husband, Craig of South Windsor and his precious grandchildren, Caitlynn, Correy and David. His siblings, Elizabeth Lambert of Stoughton, MA, Theresa and her husband Roderick Frechette of Rio Rancho, NM, Alida VanWagner of Willow, NY, Linda and her husband Nick Convertino of South Windsor, Robert and his wife Jackie Genovese of Manchester, Diane Roberts of Phoenix, AZ and his mother-in-law Lorene (Carroll) Muir of East Windsor, and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers Arthur and Elmo, father-in-law Leroy Muir and son-in-law Richard E. Rhodes, Jr.
The family wants to thank Masonicare Partners Home Health and Hospice for their loving and supportive care they gave Charlie. Funeral services will be held Friday November 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Burial will be in the Wapping Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations may be made to the Town of Manchester Fire/Rescue, 75 Center Street, Manchester, CT 06040 or Masonicare Partners Home Health and Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, East Hartford, CT. 06108. To sign the online register book go to www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 30, 2013
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